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General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

General notice on decision for BBWW and WSCD 2017 permit allocation

 

The Department of Environmental Affairs has published general notice for the decisions on the boat-based whale watching (BBWW) and white shark cage diving (WSCD) permits allocation process of 2017. The notices serve to set out the criteria, the process and methodology for the decisions on allocation of permits in the BBWW and WSCD sectors. 

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World Wildlife Day 2018

World Wildlife Day 2018

 

World Wildlife Day is celebrated annually on 3 March, the day of the signature of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) in 1973. World Wildlife Day 2018, celebrated under the theme “Big cats: predators under threat”.

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Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

Register with the Waste Bureau of the DEA

 

An Integrated Industry Waste Tyre Management Plan (IIWTMP) for waste tyres was approved by the Hon Minister B E E Molewa in November 2012 and has been in implementation by REDISA since then. The DEA has since established the Waste Bureau in terms of section 34A (1) of the National Environmental Management Act – Waste Act, 2008 (Act No. 59 of 2008)...

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DEA to showcase environmental monitors work in the fight against rhino poaching

DEA to showcase environmental monitors work in the fight against rhino poaching


 

The DEA will showcase the work of the Environmental Monitors (EM) in their quest to curb the scourge of rhino poaching in the eastern parts of Kruger National Park bordering the area of Hoedspruit in Limpopo.

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3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba

3rd Biodiversity Economy Indaba

 

The 3rd National Biodiversity Economy Indaba will be held on 8 - 10 March 2018 in the Eastern Cape Province. This event will mainly focus on seeking to build on the successful foundations to hold a Unique African Biodiversity Economy Trade and investment platform.

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15 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA) will showcase the work of the Environmental Monitors (EM) in their quest to curb the scourge of rhino poaching in the eastern parts of Kruger National Park bordering the area of Hoedspruit in Limpopo. With at least 1 620 young South Africans participating on the Environmental Monitors programme across the country.


13 February 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs, Dr Edna Molewa has appointed the Environmental Assessment Practitioner Association of South Africa (EAPASA) as the sole registration authority in terms of Section 24H of the National Environmental Management Act (NEMA) for a period of five years, effective from 08 February 2018.


12 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs will welcome back the SA Agulhas II, as she returns from Antarctica on Tuesday, 13 February 2018, at the East Pier Quay, V&A Waterfront Cape Town. Aboard the vessel will be the SANAE 56 expedition team, DEA’s supporting team.


07 February 2018 - The Minister of Environmental Affairs Dr Edna Molewa, has expressed her condolences to the family of Mr Makelepe Cedric Seokoma, a Working on Fire (WoF) Base Manager, who passed away on Monday, 5 February 2018. Mr Seokoma passed away whilst trying to contain a wild fire in the Simonsberg Mountain, near Klapmuts in the Western Cape.


03 February 2018 - The Department of Environmental Affairs would like to alert the public in the Cape Town region to a pod of False Killer Whales that are currently taking refuge at the V&A Waterfront. The pod is made up of 3 adults and 1 calf. This group was stranded in Blouberg yesterday and was refloated by the public. One of the adults has head injuries, while the other two look in perfect condition.